defect

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
defect

Plural
defects

  1. A defect in something is a mistake or problem that makes the thing not perfect.
    This gem has a defect, so it is not worth much.
  2. A defect is something that is not perfect.

Verb[change]

Plain form
defect

Third-person singular
defects

Past tense
defected

Past participle
defected

Present participle
defecting

  1. (intransitive) If you defect from a group or country, you leave it and join a different side.
    In 1961, Rudolf Nureyev defected from Russia.

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